News Update from MIHCE
It’s been another successful year for the Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education. We continue to grow and welcome new partners in delivering innovative educational opportunities for medical professionals.

Welcome to our new Deputy Director

One of the highlights of 2019 was welcoming Associate Professor Catherine Green, who joins MIHCE as Deputy Director, Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education.

Associate Professor Catherine Green, AO

Catherine is an ophthalmic surgeon who in addition to her work as a clinician, pursues interests in education, leadership and governance. Prior to joining MIHCE, she served as Dean of Education for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO,  the Chair of two Boards of Examiners, and Board Director. She is also the Head of the Glaucoma Unit at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

Catherine was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2017 for distinguished service to ophthalmology as a clinician, through executive roles with national and international professional groups, to research and education, and to eye health care programs in the Asia-Pacific.

The Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education collaborates with School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

We are very pleased to announce an exiting new partnership with the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine. MIHCE will now manage the SPHPM's professional development courses from planning to implementation. This new alliance expands our course offerings and fosters new relationships in healthcare education.


Welcoming back the Graduate Certificate of Health Professions Education and the Graduate Certificate of Clinical Simulation

Through our Graduate Certificate program, we have developed a highly innovative approach to certification in continuing education, where half of our award degrees are completed via approved short courses and half via traditional award units. Our goal is to enable busy health professionals to undertake short courses relevant to their practice and gain credit in one of our two Graduate Certificates.  

Our Graduates 

We would like to congratulate our first graduating students in M4009 Graduate Certificate of Health Professions Education and M4008 Graduate Certificate of Clinical Simulation!

Laura Ehlert  

"The HPE Grad Cert has been quite an adventure... I recently started working as the Director of Paediatric Emergency Training at the Northern Hospital in Melbourne and I wanted to give my students the best version of me, so I thought I should formally study how to teach.

I started by doing a short course in Assessment in HPE back in April and I met Prof Marg Hay who is an amazing and very inspiring woman who took me on a fast paced journey, by the end of day one I was as good as enrolled in the post grad course and haven't looked back. I have met role models like Simone Gibson and Debra Nestel who shared their wisdom with us, I read so many interesting articles and materials and expanded my horizons and challenged myself with the assignments in a different way to the med school and specialty exams challenges.
My love for teaching juniors hasn't changed, but after graduating from Monash, I feel so much better equipped and prepared to give good quality, relevant and up-to-date teaching to my students and dealing with difficulties along the way.

A big thank you to the MIHCE team and I'll be back for my Masters if you will have me!"

Andrea Wallace  

“The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Simulation has built on my current knowledge of simulation education, and showed me how to finely tune my current practice to improve the outcome for the learners as well as my co-facilitators.

I really enjoyed that this course gave me the opportunity to collaborate and learn from my fellow interprofessional peers from various disciplines as well as different organisations.
I’m looking forward to being able to implement the courses I designed to complement the Monash Children’s Hospital Educational program in 2020.

I highly recommend this course to all health care professionals currently working in or wanting to work in education and/or simulation.”

A wrap up of 2019 short courses 

We hosted another successful iteration of the Leadership and Innovation in Health course. We were thrilled to welcome 75 scholars and faculty from a range of countries including Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, and Sweden.

This year we ran Assessment in Health Professions Education and Technology for Education in Clinical Healthcare (EdTech). In both these courses, we had a large diverse group of scholars including clinicians, medical educators, and nurse practitioners. Assessment in Health Professions Education in particular provided the opportunity for a group of senior examiners for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) to formulate and finalise a new framework for programmatic assessment for the RANZCO specialist training program, which will be implemented in 2021.

We also ran Learning and Teaching with Simulation and Scenario Design for Simulation-based Education. The courses had outstanding contributions from clinicians, scholars, and practitioners, which enabled extension of thinking about simulation practices. The courses were held in the new and innovative facilities at the Surgical Simulation Centre, Monash Children's Hospital.

The combination of award units and short courses is unique across Australia, and provides a cutting-edge professional development option for health professionals.

Leadership and Innovation in Health

Monash University, in collaboration with the Harvard Macy Institute, will deliver the fifth iteration of Leadership and Innovation in Health, 10-14 February 2020. We’re excited to announce that this course will be held in the multi-award winning Learning and Teaching Building at Monash University (Clayton Campus).

Leadership and Innovation in Health scholars will interact and network with a wide range of international and domestic health practitioners and renowned international faculty including Professor Elizabeth Armstrong, Director of the Harvard Macy Institute, who returns to the course in 2020.


See you soon!

We have had an exciting year of building relationships locally and overseas - so if you see our MIHCE booth at a conference in 2020, please come by and visit.

ANZAHPE 2019, Canberra, Australia
Australian and New Zealand Prevocational Medical Education Forum (ANZPMEF) Canberra, Australia
AMEE 2019, Austria Centre Vienna
Don’t forget to check the MIHCE website for our 2020 course schedule and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn
Season's Greetings to you all!
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